The Ministry to Women Summit
equipping leaders to minister to every woman
October 20-24, 2020
Please note: Email links are sent at 8 AM EST each day. If you sign up after 8 AM you will not receive a link to that day's interviews. Free access will no longer be available after 8 AM on October 23, 2020.
Without a doubt, there are women in your church you struggle to serve and support.
You wish you knew:
You don't have to worry about saying or doing the wrong thing anymore!
I've got the advice you need to serve and support with confidence.
The Ministry to Women Summit will equip you to minister to every woman.
Tackling Tough Topics
Thirteen speakers over four days will share their stories, advice, and resources via video to help you serve and support the women who are:
- Military spouse
- Sexually abused
- Special-needs moms
- Walking through grief
- Struggling with infertility
- Moms with young children
- Facing life-altering diagnoses
- Adoptive, foster, and stepmoms
- Struggling with anxiety or mental health issues
- Encountering addiction and infidelity in marriage
The insight you gain and advice you receive will enable you to better serve every woman.
This summit is not about adding another program or guilt about what we could have or should have done.
It’s about understanding how to meet the different needs of the women in your church and community.
It’s about making certain every woman knows they matter and they belong.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5::11 ESV
The Minister to Women Summit will run from October 20-24, 2020 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.
You’ll need an internet connection to view the content on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You'll be emailed a link each morning.
Presentations will be approximately 25-30 minutes in length. They will be available for 48-hours to give you time to gather and glean as much information as you can.
Our private Facebook group will allow us to get to know one another before the summit starts and share what we learn. We’ll have lots of fun and there will even be prizes!
All of our presenters are seasoned speakers and authors. They were hand-picked to share their story. Each one has a specific experience from which they’ll share. You’ll appreciate their transparency and advice! You'll find their detailed bios below.
After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the Ministry to Women All-Access Pass. That means you'll get lifetime access to the presentations, bonus interview footage, MP3 recordings, a PDF workbook, and special bonus materials. You won't want to miss it!
I’m excited to introduce you to the Ministry to Women Summit speakers.
Barb is a speaker and author who is passionate about teaching women to live beautifully strong and courageous so that they experience God’s great adventure of faith and purpose for their lives. Barb is the author of multiple books and Bible studies including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. She serves on the writing team for Girlfriends in God and has contributed writings to Proverbs 31 First5 App, iBelieve, Crosswalk, InCourage, Just Between Us and many others. Barb lives in NW Ohio and is proud mother of three adult daughters. Whenever possible, Barb prefers to eat dessert first. Connect with Barb at barbroose.com.
Emily Sue Allen
MOms of young children
Emily is the founder and visionary behind KindredMom.com, an online community and podcast dedicated to helping women find joy and purpose in motherhood. Emily is passionate about living a deeply nourished life and celebrating the beauty of ordinary moments. She is forever marked by the rescue and redemption Jesus Christ has accomplished in her life. Emily is a featured contributor in Strong, Brave & Beautiful: Stories of Hope for Moms in the Weeds, a collaborative volume of essays written to encourage moms in the weeds of parenting kids at home. She lives with her husband and seven kids—three girls and four boys—in the Pacific Northwest.
addiction & infidelity in marriage
Cortney is an author and the founder and principal writer at vocem, LLC a writing services business that offers ghostwriting and editing services. She is a storyteller at heart and co-founded GirlStory magazine for middle school girls and has been known to speak at women's retreats and ministry events, despite being a self-professed introvert. Cortney calls the Charlotte, NC area home where she shares her life with her incredible husband, two children, and a pup named Lucas.
Jazmin N. Frank
Jazmin is an author, teacher, and speaker on all things Bible. With a focus on building relationship with God, Jazmin equips and encourages ordinary people to love God, love His story, and live devoted. She is the author of Name Above All Names: An Invitation to Remember Who Jesus Really Is and the creator of the Devoted Scripture Journal. Connect with Jazmin online @jazminnfrank or on her website jazminnfrank.com.
Special Needs moms
Katy is a writer and speaker in northeast Ohio. Through her youngest son’s Down syndrome diagnosis, Katy realized that nothing slips by God—He has created each one of us just as we are, on purpose and for a purpose. It is her goal to help women see and live in this truth as they root themselves in Christ. The author of Finding Jesus: A Christmas Devotional, Katy’s writing has also been featured on sites such as The Huffington Post, Today Parents, The Mighty, and Relevant Magazine. Find her online at katyepling.com, on Facebook, and on Instagram.
Anxiety & Mental Health
Michelle Nietert, MA, LPC-S has been serving women as a professional counselor for over 20 years offering Biblical solutions for life. She has also served on several church staffs, writes a mental health column for Just Between Us magazine, and has traveled across the county keynoting conferences and retreats on the topics of personality differences, boundaries, identity in Christ, life balance, marriage and sex, the Titus 2 model as well as many specialized requests based specific Scripture passages. Her presentations are energetic and interactive as she is passionate about taking Biblical truth and making it relevant to everyday living. She is the coauthor of Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls with Proverbs 31 writer and speaker Lynn Cowell.
Kristin is an Army wife and mother to her two boys (and her little girl in heaven). She has a passion for serving women and encouraging them to seek Jesus and find hope. Kristin writes about holding on to hope when life is hard and seeking God with an expectant heart. She is the author of Life Worth Living: A Daily Growth Journal and Living Life Well: A Daily Growth Journal for Kids.
Lisa is a speaker, writer and Bible teacher who inspires women to cultivate faith and hope in hard places. Eight years ago, Lisa became a sudden widow and single mom to 7. She’s passionate about rich Bible study and has taught a weekly ladies Bible class for many years. She’s a speaker with She Found Joy and has been published at Proverbs 31 Ministries, (in)courage, Risen Motherhood and more.
Niki is a Brit in the USA, a rectal (yes, rectal) cancer survivor, pastor’s wife, tea drinker and teller of bad jokes. As a speaker and the author of Breathe Again: How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart, she’s all about meeting you when life’s not fair and helping you discover that with God, life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full, then go live it.
Thelma pours out grace and encouragement for the life that has turned upside down, creating space for a life where grief and joy hold hands. She is a lover of Jesus, coffee, donuts and naps. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, Len, and far too many animals.
Sara R. Ward
Adoptive, Foster, & Stepmoms
Sara is the author of the book Made for Hope: Discovering Unexpected Gifts in Brokenness and the Made for Hope Bible Study, which focuses on seven abundant gifts we can find in God’s Word. Sara speaks to women’s groups about studying the Bible and shares free resources on SaraRWard.com. Sara has been published on the Today Show Parenting Team, Focus on the Family, Adoption.com, and (in)courage. She is a wife and mom to three children who came into their family through adoption, including a son who passed away from Leigh's disease in 2012.
Teresa is a national speaker, writer, furniture artist, and ministry leader. She holds a degree in Bible and Counseling from Clark’s Summit University. But her favorite titles are “Mom” and “G-ma”. She’s reluctantly entering the empty nest stage after raising five kids, including two sets of twins (one adopted and one bio). Connect with her at teresawhiting.com, for biblically rich hope and encouragement on your journey! Or find her occasionally posting on Facebook.
Dr. Susan B. Mead
grief & Loss
A master storyteller and award-winning, bestselling author, Dr. Susan B. Mead, ThD, leaves audiences motivated to live a life free of regrets even though she has done the hardest thing any parent can do - bury her youngest son, Kyle. Susan has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world. Whether speaking to business professionals, women’s conferences, industry leaders or writer’s workshops, Susan’s insightful wisdom inspires audiences, empowering them to make healthy mental u-turns to help them find calm in the chaos.
Special thanks to our sponsor:
No more worrying about putting your foot in your mouth.
No more stressing about whether or not you should do or say something.
No more wondering how best you can show God’s love.
No more debating how to make certain every woman feels included.
No more endless searching for resources you could recommend.
It’s time to support and serve every woman, no matter how challenging, sticky, or uncomfortable her situation or season.
It’s time for every woman to know they matter and they belong.
The Ministry to Women Summit speakers will encourage and equip you to show compassion with confidence.
Join us for the Ministry to Women Summit today!
Cyndee Ownbey // Host
Cyndee Ownbey serves as a mentor to thousands of women’s ministry leaders through her website and Facebook community, Women’s Ministry Toolbox. She is the best-selling author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry: Biblical, Practical Tools for Cultivating a Flourishing Community.
Having ministered to women for over twenty years, Cyndee knows first-hand the challenges of ministering to every woman.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this only for women?
While each interview is specifically geared to women who are serving in women’s ministry as team leaders, Bible study leaders, and small group leaders, any person who ministers to women will benefit from the content.
How long will the videos be available?
Each video will be available for 48-hours beginning at 8 AM EST. Only 3-4 videos will be released each day. However, you can grab the Ministry to Women Summit All-Access Pass to get lifetime access to all of the videos plus bonus interview footage, MP3 recordings of every interview, a PDF workbook, and special gifts!
Will the speakers get my email address?
No. Only the host, Cyndee Ownbey of Women’s Ministry Toolbox will be emailing you. However, our speakers do have some fabulous free resources that you may wish to request via email.
When will the summit happen?
The main portion of the summit runs from October 20-24, 2020. The Facebook community will be available right when you get your ticket!
Are the presentations live?
To avoid tech glitches the interviews have been prerecorded.
Are you still accepting speakers?
All of our speakers for this summit have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker for a possible future summit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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